We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Acadia Park Kayak Tours

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 18 Holland Avenue, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609
Phone Number: +1 207-266-1689
Website
Description: The lowest prices, smallest groups, and most eco-friendly business...
The lowest prices, smallest groups, and most eco-friendly business practices on Mount Desert Island. Group size is limited to either six or twelve people. We offer sunrise, morning, day, sunset, night-time star gazing, and private tours. We meet in Bar Harbor and give tours on both the east and west sides of Mount Desert Island. A portion of every tour's fee goes towards ocean conservation. All trips are led by a Registered Maine guide. No former kayaking experience is necessary and all equipment is provided.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 132 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 101
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
A great place to kayak

Mostly positives about this trip. First off, it would be hard to screw up. The beauty of Bar Harbor and the surrounding islands make it an absolutely gorgeous place to kayak... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
mthomann
,
Mackinaw, Illinois
Add Photo Write a Review

132 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Our actual kayaking tour was very nice. We did a sunset tour and it was beautiful (although it got quite chilly as the sun lowered! I recommend some warm clothes with you). I think the company is a fledgling one, still trying to build itself up, so I want to emphasize that the tour itself really was pleasant and our... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
AcadiaParkKayakTours, Owner at Acadia Park Kayak Tours, responded to this review

Whenever we take reservations we are always in front of either a computer calendar or a notebook calendar. These folks called and reserved a morning tour on a particular date. They then called back and left a voice mail inquiring about the possibility of changing their tour from a morning tour to a sunset tour. Before we could call them... More 

Mackinaw, Illinois
Level Contributor
10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Mostly positives about this trip. First off, it would be hard to screw up. The beauty of Bar Harbor and the surrounding islands make it an absolutely gorgeous place to kayak. Antonio was a fantastic guide. As a former teacher he had a very calm way about showing my kids the best way to kayak and he was very knowledgeable... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Madison, CT
Level Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

We were a group of 13. I contacted other places, and was told we had to split up (due to law in Maine that needs 1 guide for every 12 people). With this company we were able to do a private tour with 2 guides. We had people age 12 - 50's, and we all had a great time. For... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Avon Lake, Ohio, United States
Level Contributor
23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

None of our party had kayaked before and we had two teenagers with us so I was a bit nervous. We had to wait extra long for a second group that was very late, could not follow directions and totally clueless. Our guide/ owner was way more patient with this group than I would have been. Way out was nice... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Acworth, Georgia
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We have kayaked before, but this was the first time in a tandem boat and the first time on the sea. We felt like we were in good hands with our guide, Brescian. Follow the advice on the website for what to wear and where to park. Use the restroom before you arrive at the meeting point, or be prepared... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
New York City, New York
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The night kayak is great! We saw the stars and the bio-luminescence in the quiet vast sea at midnight!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Tampa
Level Contributor
41 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We have never been to Maine before and sea kayaking was one of the things we also wanted to do upon a Maine visit. We have 3 children ages 9, 11 and 12 and were having trouble finding a tour that would be satisfying and be able to accommodate our 9 year old. This company did both, as well as... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Shelton, Connecticut
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I highly recommend Acadia Park Kayak Tours. My husband and I had a great time. Our guide, Brescian, was friendly and extremely knowledgeable about kayaking itself as well as the area of Bar Harbor. He thoroughly walked us through the basics of kayaking along with some good techniques. This tour would be good for couples as well as families. Anyone... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We go up to Bar Harbor on vacation about every other year. We go out kayaking almost every time we come here. At this point I consider myself somewhat of an expert on the local kayak companies. In the past we have used the large kayak companies on Cottage Street. They have been adequate and we have mostly enjoyed our... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
new york
Level Contributor
30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We went out for a morning kayak tour around Frenchman's bay and it was beautiful and fun. The guide was very knowledgeable and friendly, saw the Porcupine Islands and Bar Island up close, great service from all staff. Highly recommend.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2

Travelers who viewed Acadia Park Kayak Tours also viewed

Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
 
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
 

Been to Acadia Park Kayak Tours? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Acadia Park Kayak Tours

Address: 18 Holland Avenue, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609
Phone Number: +1 207-266-1689
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  Bar Harbor

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Acadia Park Kayak Tours and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Acadia Park Kayak Tours staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?